Step-By-Step Emunand Guide?

Blueribbon

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Dec 12, 2018
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Hi,

I am on 5.1 and I have dumped my sysnand to a micro SD. I would like to stay on this for the time being, but use emunand at 6.1. I have seen the guide for updating banned switches to 6.1, but I cant see a decent emunand guide anywhere, despite emunand being mentioned many times throughout the forums.

Can anyone help me out with this?

Thanks.
 

Game_Over

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Yeah. I seem to be about the only person making guides. An emunand guide was on my radar for a while, but I haven't gotten it done.

If anyone in the community wants to create a guide for setting up emunand, that would be great!
 

rory2005

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A guide isnt needed, just follow the steps prompted in the emunand setup
 

Blueribbon

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Dec 12, 2018
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Thanks for the reply. Could you at least give me some pointers?

Do I need more than what the SX PRO comes with? Do I need to use a dump of my own sysnand to make emunand? I am kinda lost here.
 

Game_Over

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I am creating an emunand as we speak.

I booted up my console while holding vol+ to get to boot loader, clicked options, then clicked emunand, and made my selection. Now it's working away.
 

Blueribbon

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I am creating an emunand as we speak.

I booted up my console while holding vol+ to get to boot loader, clicked options, then clicked emunand, and made my selection. Now it's working away.
Does this mean it uses the same firmware version as the original on the system?
 

rory2005

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It does initially, You can then change that in the future as and when needed, Use choirdujourNX to do updates to either sysnand or emunand in the future to prevent fuse burning
 

Blueribbon

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It does initially, You can then change that in the future as and when needed, Use choirdujourNX to do updates to either sysnand or emunand in the future to prevent fuse burning

Ok great, that was the part I was missing. And how do I choose to boot to Sysnand or Emunand? I am worried if use choirdujourNX I might target sysnand by mistake. Is there an easy way to tell which nand I am using?
 

rory2005

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it shows up above boot cfw button, enable emunand or disable emunand
 

slamride

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Ok great, that was the part I was missing. And how do I choose to boot to Sysnand or Emunand? I am worried if use choirdujourNX I might target sysnand by mistake. Is there an easy way to tell which nand I am using?
It will show in album tab after booting. Top right says emunand where it say SX.

I set the white theme on my sysnand and uninstalled all the games at first.(Not needed but makes it quick to see if I am in sysnand) I use black theme on emunand that way I can tell on boot without having to go to album.
 

Blueribbon

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Dec 12, 2018
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Thanks a lot guys....these seem like dumb questions now, but I am so scared of burning fuses or going to too late a firmware.

Appreciate the help!
 

HappyBee

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Dec 1, 2018
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Does updating fw on emunand and leave ofw on a lower version couses fuse burn? And will sleep still Work if i dont use auto rcm?

Cheers
 

Game_Over

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If you want to preserve efuses, you should ALWAYS use AutoRCM. There is too great of a chance of booting a firmware that will burn the fuses. You should be safe in emunand, but why risk it?

Honestly.... there is very little reason to preserve efuses anyway.
 

Superxeno

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Just update ofw legal way and use emunand on sd..moment you get banned f**k it..Your luck is overr and do whateverr..Thats how i thhink atleast..i keep enjoy online till the day i get banned.once im banned wont even use emunand anymore.
 

mike4001

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Nov 22, 2018
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Just update ofw legal way and use emunand on sd..moment you get banned f**k it..Your luck is overr and do whateverr..Thats how i thhink atleast..i keep enjoy online till the day i get banned.once im banned wont even use emunand anymore.
If there is a cold-boot solution one day it might be good to stick with a low-version OFW.

So I will keep using Emunand and leave my SYSNAND alone.
 

Bloodlust

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It does initially, You can then change that in the future as and when needed, Use choirdujourNX to do updates to either sysnand or emunand in the future to prevent fuse burning
If updating emunand using choirdujourNX I assume the autoRCM option can be disabled right? Since RCM mode is obviously triggered when you boot sx OS to access emunand. On a side note, even if I enable autorcm in choirdujourNX when updating the firmware in emunand, it should still boot up normally in sx OS right?
 
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imprezgc8

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If updating emunand using choirdujourNX I assume the autoRCM option can be disabled right? Since RCM mode is obviously triggered when you boot sx OS to access emunand. On a side note, even if I enable autorcm in choirdujourNX when updating the firmware in emunand, it should still boot up normally in sx OS right?
It will not boot automatically to the SX bootloader if you do not have autorcm on. You will need to make sure to use your jig and press power and the + button or it will boot to official firmware. Even with autorcm you still need to press power and + button to boot to the SX bootloader.
 

xs4all

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Using the new EmuNAND where it creates a hidden partition on the SD CARD, what if you want to upgrade to a larger SD CARD later down the track.

Not sure if this is possible or not, but can the hidden partition be cloned (with software) in some way to the new SD CARD?

Or do we have the bite the bullet and create a new EmuNAND and start everything from scratch?